16 days in Sri Lanka & Warsaw Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka & Warsaw Itinerary

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Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Dambulla
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights


Dambulla, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla online route planner.

Krakow, Poland to Dambulla is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online journey planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Kandy to Arugam Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. August in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Ella, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping

Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Negombo (Rukmani Devi Park & Negombo Beach) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). There's still lots to do: stop by Lakarcade, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pettah.

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You can drive from Ella to Colombo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Warsaw takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo to Warsaw, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colombo in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Sri Lanka travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.